McCain on Kerry: This Guy Has Been a 'Human Wrecking Ball'
John McCain goes off about U.S. foreign policy under Obama
By Lauren Fox
November 14, 2013
When it comes to foreign policy, the Obama administration is really mucking things up.
At least that is how Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., sees it.
For a guy who went head-to-head against Obama in the 2008 presidential election, it's been tough to sit back and watch the president bungle diplomatic relations in his second term.
From Egypt to Iran, McCain singled out Secretary of State John Kerry, the former Massachusetts senator with whom he served, as the major liability.
"This guy has been a human wrecking ball," McCain said during the Atlantic Ideas Forum.
McCain admonished the Obama administration's slow movement on pulling military aid in Egypt even though the elected government was removed during a coup, a direct violation of aid rules.
On Iran, McCain blasted Kerry for seeking to strike a deal with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as the "centrifuges spin" and enrich uranium. Rouhani, McCain said, is on a continual path to acquire nuclear weapons.
"This is the same guy we are frantic to make a phone call with," McCain said.
At one point McCain asked if the Obama administration even knew where Kerry's plane was some of the time.
"This is a fire drill," McCain said of the White House and its foreign policy. "It is like nothing I have ever seen."
On the National Security Administration spying of foreign allies, McCain didn't mince words.
"This is starting to look like a Jason Bourne movie," McCain says.
He also accused his colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee of either being too resigned to the administration's wishes or blissfully unaware of what was even happening under their noses.